thornton gives up the line drive to hosmer, , and the winning run scores. the sox lose 4-3, and the royals win the season series 12-6. the cubs trying to avoid a sweep against the reds. thanks to a strikeout on a wild pitch... cubs starter jason berken tied a major league record with four strike outs in the second... he pitched six shutout innings. but cincinatti breaks it open in the 7th... henry rodriguez hits a 2-run double to left center, capping off a 5-run inning. cubs lose 5-3, and the reds clinch a spot in the playoffs. juluis peppers returned to practice, as the bears make final preparations for the rams on sunday. matt forte sat out again with a sprained ankle, so michael bush will likely start. brian urlacher rested as part of his recovery from knee surgery, but will start sunday. saint louis could be without running back steven jackson, but quarterback sam bradford has the third best passer rating the the nfl. the bears are still confident they can bounce back from their bad loss to the packers.